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Senior Grants Manager (SGM) - WV Burundi

Job Description

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Senior Grants Manager (SGM) provides the overall leadership of grants management process, including providing technical and financial oversight of grants including the financial, operational, logistical, procurement, human resources, and risk management; monitoring, evaluation and accountability of all of the grant Projects. The SGM ensures that all programming/operations processes comply with WV Mission, Vision, Core Values and donor’s standards. S/He will strengthen accountability, programmatic integration, and ensure that all grant projects achieve maximum impact in for Child Well-being.

The Grants Manager shall have a keen understanding of the unique political dynamics and work carefully and collaboratively to support the various entities in (country of the grant).

S/he will manage a team of senior staff, sub-recipients, and engagement with stakeholders and ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the grant. The Grants Manager is expected to have strong leadership qualities and depth and breadth of technical and management expertise.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership & Strategic Management:

  • Ensure national office and field staff actively participate in grants strategy and business process development, implementation and tracking.

  • Provide vision and strategic technical leadership for the project.

Leads donor engagement, relationship building and communication in grants during projects implementation:

  • Manage proactive and responsive relationship with grant donor in close collaboration with World Vision National Office staff.

  • Liaise with local government officials, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders as appropriate.

  • Participate, lead NGO – donor forum to represent WV, the project, and seek cooperation for joint advocacy opportunities.

  • Serve as primary liaison to donors, local and national governmental authorities, local NGOs, community organizations, Facilitate learning of best practices on program’s technical areas and other donor organizations.

Grant Management:

  • Promotes excellence in planning, executions and reporting of all WVB Grant programs/projects. Direct and oversee grant implementation, ensuring that all strategic objectives are met through proper design, staffing, implementation and quality assurance.

  • Manage grant/project budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and SO staff.

  • Consistently look for more effective and efficient implementation methods and opportunities to increase impact.

Resource Acquisition:

  • Research new funding opportunities and develop and write funding proposals, if second phase of the grant or cost extension is planned.

  • Close cooperation with NO GAM Manager/GAM officer for implementation of the GAM objectives as well as close collaboration within the NO GAM Unit on donor positioning, lessons learned, grant health and quality improvements.

Human Resources:

  • Supervise staffs with skills across a diverse set of technical areas.

  • Ensure proper technical capacity of staff to manage complex donor-funded projects.

  • Lead grant staff and short-term consultants.

  • Provide spiritual leadership to the grants team. Attend and participate in weekly chapel services and daily devotional meetings.

Quality Assurance:

  • Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems.

  • Submit timely accurate and professional reports that meet donor requirements.

  • Participate and conduct on-going lessons learned with key staff and partners/sub-grantees.

  • Establish clear and frequent communication regarding program progress and oversight management with the donor.

Risk Management and Grant Close out:

  • Ensure grant/project expenses are reasonable, allocated as per assigned budget, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure low risk audits.

  • Escalate grant management issues early and openly; resolve grant management issues quickly and fully.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A Master's degree in related field or equivalent qualifications in grant management and a technical field in developing countries.

  • Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible experience in providing management advisory services and or managing staff and operational systems, with a minimum of three years at the international levelProven ability to manage technical assistance teams.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program requirements, (Global Fund , USAID, GoG, and other multilateral agencies); their policies and regulations.

  • Keen understanding of the unique political dynamics of the country and ability to work carefully and collaboratively to maintain productive relationships with the various government entities in (country of the grant).

  • Proven ability in the management of large integrated grant-funded projects in developing countries.

  • Familiarity with bilateral and multilateral donors programs, their history and their development; mastery of donors regulations governing such programs.

  • Ability to integrate teams of professionals around common goals.

  • Demonstrated accomplishment in working with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country.

  • Strong presentation and report writing skills.

  • Experience of leading large and diverse teams.

  • Experience in leading and managing large grants in a complex environment.

  • Experience as senior expert advisor required.

  • Experience managing sub grants and contracts under grants for complex projects.

  • Fluency in English and French.

Preferred:

  • Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is preferred.

  • Sound knowledge in monitoring and evaluation.

  • Project management skill.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field.

  • Be prepared to travel to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.

  • Travel: 30% Domestic/international travel is required.

  • On call: 10%